Monday, March 24, 2014

The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde reveals first solo album

This was unexpected. Can't wait to hear it. Read on for more info...

Chrissie Hynde will release Stockholm, the first album under The Pretenders leader's own name, June 10 on Caroline Records in the U.S..

"It's the first album with my name on it," she says. "But it's not a solo album. In fact, making this album was more of a collaboration than any Pretenders album ever was."

Recorded at Ingrid Studios in Stockholm with co-writer/guitarist Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John at the helm, the album features contributions from Neil Young, John McEnroe and Joakim Ahlund of the Caesars.

Stockholm's first single is "Dark Sunglasses," which will go out instantly to all pre-orders on April 1. It reflects the goal in the creation of Stockholm: "I wanted to make a power pop album you could dance to - Abba meets John Lennon."

"So much of rock n roll has become what I would call 'glory rock,' with family values," Hynde continues. "It's the irreverence in rock that was always the turn-on. I disagree with people who say you shouldn't take yourself too seriously. I think life is serious, and you should take it seriously, but in rock n roll either have a fucking laugh or fuck off."

Track Listing:

1. You Or No One
2. Dark Sunglasses
3. Like In The Movies
4. Down The Wrong Way
5. You're The One
6. A Plan Too Far
7. In A Miracle
8. House Of Cards
9. Tourniquet (Cynthia Ann)
10. Sweet Nuthin
11. Adding The Blue

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